Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Sacred Waters (McCullough Mountain #1) by Lydia Michaels #audiobook #audioreview #bookreview #romance

Sacred Waters (McCullough Mountain #1)


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Colin McCullough has always known the path his life would take and at summer’s end he will finally make his Holy Orders. But what should have been a relaxing summer in the mountains with his large Irish family turns into an interlude plagued with temptation the moment his brother brings home the enchanting Samantha Dougherty.

 

When Samantha agrees to spend her summer break with Braydon McCullough she soon realizes his intentions are not what they seemed. While coping with Braydon’s assumptions that they are in a relationship, Samantha’s vacation only becomes more complicated when she meets his older brother, Colin, the soon to be priest! What was intended to be a peaceful holiday turns into an unforgettable experience of loyalty, lust, sacrifice, courage, and love.



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Source: Audiobook Courtesy of Author via Audible.com
Genre: Adult Romance
Part 1 of a series


My Sacred Waters Review . . . 

First off, let's start with the McCullough Mountain Series is one of my all time favorite series.  So, when given the opportunity to review an audio version, there was only one answer.  Image result for hell yeah gif


Sometimes it's scary to listen to a series after you've read it, because either it's going to be great or its going to ruin the series.  And after listening to this book . . . it thankfully was amazing.  How could it not be when 1) the narrator has an Irish accent and 2) it was the McCullough Family, you can't but not love them.

 Conor Mahood was able to deliver the emotions of the McCullough's and especially Colin & Samantha.

Samantha Dougherty comes to the McCullough family home for a mini holiday during school break.  She comes because she's kind of dating Braydon, but she knows it's not going anywhere and they are better as friends.  However, not all McCullough's know the reality of Sam's feeling.  Especially Bradyon and his soon to be a priest brother, Colin. 

The moment Colin and Samantha see each the world shifts for them.   However, they are on different journeys, which didn't include each other. 

Colin is committed to God and that has never wavered until he met Samantha.  Samantha is so conflicted with her feelings towards Colin, especially because he's a soon to be priest.  But their feelings can't be ignored.  

And while they are carving out their new paths we get to fall in love with all the McCulloughs.


I loved jumping back into the world of the McCullough's and I can't wait to listen to the whole series.  Listening to audio books if one of my favorite things and this is going to be another great series to listen to.  Hopefully, Conor Mahood will continue narrating this series.  

4 Irish accent loving thumbs up!

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Lauren













Friday, 1 June 2018

THE WRIGHT ONE by K.A. Linde - Review Blitz #bookreview #teasers

     

A new sexy contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…


Secrets swarm all around. My world is crumbling under the strain. I don’t know if we can survive this. My heart is in the Wright place. But is his?


The Wright One is the last book in the Wright Love Duet that began in The Wright Love. Find out if Sutton and David survive their world of secrets in the conclusion to the Wright Love duet!


   
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A sexy new contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde… I have the perfect life. Until the day my husband tragically dies. Being a single mom and widow was never part of the plan. When David Calloway enters my life, I have no room for love in my heart. But he’s determined to do right by me. Could he be the Wright love? The Wright Love is the first book in the Wright Love Duet, and Sutton and David's story will conclude in The Wright One—coming May 29th! Get ready for your newest binge read.  

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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Inkslinger Pr
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 2 of 2 and also part of a whole series


My The Wright One Review . . .

After the ending of The Wright Love I was waiting for this one so I can find out all it all plays out for Sutton & David.    I was super excited for it and then . . . Sutton started to frustrate me. 

"I was tired of feeling like a victim.  I was standing in the story of my life.  When would I start to feel like the strong heroine?  And not just the shell of the woman I had been? " 

After reading that I was thinking if she stopped running then she could get out of victim mode.  But instead she kept running and running and running. 

"I worry, I don't have a son to worry over, so I do it for you and Jason now.  If you're happy and Jason is happy, that's what matters."  

From how Maverick's parents were in the first book to this was quite the turn around.

-She was still letting other people and fear dictate her own emotions.   


"You want to take other's people's feelings into consideration about how you should feel and who you should date?"

And that she was, letting everyone else dictate her own emotions.  I didn't think she was ever going to listen to herself but eventually she figured it out.  Phew! 


I was looking forward to Sutton & David's finale, but I have to admit that Sutton didn't win me over.   Her wishy washy ways frustrated me.  I know she has her own baggage to work through but instead of rooting for her as I should have, I got frustrated instead.    There were moments when she was strong but it sadly didn't outweigh the other parts for me.

This book let me a bit down at times,  but I still love the Wrights.  And now with the cousins it looks like there could be more from the Wrights now that they are all in Texas.  

If it wasn't for Suttons back and forth I would have liked it a lot more.  There were many elements that I did like, which are the Wrights as a whole.  I adore that family.  

I hate it when one of the main characters, which is normally the heroines lets me down because it changes the feel of the story for me.  However, its hard to overlook, when that's a character flaw that never wins me over, doesn't matter who the author is.  

Even though I didn't love Sutton for a chunk of this book, I did like her and David together.  The ending was good.  And many others will love Sutton and this book will be amazing for them.  Its just a personal preference for me. 

3 Finally the Wright Decision thumbs up!  


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Lauren














 

Friday, 18 May 2018

THE WRIGHT LOVE by K.A. Linde - Review Tour #bookreview #teasers

     
   

The Wright Love -- May 15th

 A sexy new contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde… I have the perfect life. Until the day my husband tragically dies. Being a single mom and widow was never part of the plan. When David Calloway enters my life, I have no room for love in my heart. But he’s determined to do right by me. Could he be the Wright love? The Wright Love is the first book in the Wright Love Duet, and Sutton and David's story will conclude in The Wright One—coming May 29th! Get ready for your newest binge read.  

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The Wright One -- May 29th A new sexy contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde… Secrets swarm all around. My world is crumbling under the strain. I don’t know if we can survive this. My heart is in the Wright place. But is his? The Wright One is the last book in the Wright Love Duet that began in The Wright Love. Find out if Sutton and David survive their world of secrets in the conclusion to the Wright Love duet!

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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Inkslinger PR
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part1 of 2 but is also part of a bigger series


My The Wright Love Review . . .

Finally we get Sutton's story.  After Maverick's death I've been heartbroken and wasn't sure how this story was going to play out.

David Calloway is the new CFO of Wright Construction and he's also rich, hot and secretly in love with his bosses's little sister.

Sutton Wright is surviving not living.  Thankfully she has her son Jason, the Wright clan, her best friends and her new friend David to help her get through.  She knows she's young and its time for her to start to live, but she's tormented with guilt.

As Sutton starts to move on she also starts to see David in a new light.  David and Sutton start a bit slow then jump light speed ahead into a new relationship.  Then as with all the Wrights,  there's miscommunication and secrets.  I think it wouldn't be a Wright story if this formula wasn't included.

Since this story is a duet not a single we had to know that there was no HEA right now, but hopefully there will be.    And just as we were rooting for David and Sutton, the past came to the present exposing David's secret.  And what a secret it was.

Now will Sutton be able to forgive the past and find her happiness with David in the future??? That is the question.

Part of me adores this series.  But the other part of me finds it predictable and also very similar to all the others within this series and many others within this genre.  This sadly makes it lacking at times.  Thankfully the Wright's have stolen my heart and I'm committed to seeing this through.  Plus with the Wright cousins there looks like there could be more from this series or this family.   Maybe next time there will be a bit of a difference in the Wright formula.

Even though I wasn't wowed throughout I'm still in it to win it and I can't wait for Sutton to find her HEA after such a devastating heartbreak she had to endure.

3 Wright Stars!  

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Lauren